So today I went to the garden store and bought some vegetable plants; peppers, cucumbers, squash, and celery. I picked up some flowers too, marigolds and alyssum. Bethany had already given me some tomato plants, grape tomatoes and beefsteak. We mixed up some new garden soil in my garden boxes, covered the dirt with landscape fabric to keep the cats out, and then I planted my gardens.
Planting vegetables always brings back childhood memories of Dad and his big vegetable garden. Today was no exception. It was Dad last year who suggested I try planting a square-foot garden. He was such an encouragement when it came to growing things, always excited with our success. I hope this year's garden is one that would make him proud.